Fresh Paint #CoffeeTalk

The painters are gone! The painters are gone! 

I want to shout it from the rooftops.

They were actually delightful. But I work from home, yo. So not only have I been displaced all week while my office is getting painted, but I’ve had people in my house CONSTANTLY. Tomorrow another team comes in to do my office floors, so I have a one-day reprieve. I cannot wait to spend all day here at home. Alone. Banging out work so my husband and I can take a day off tomorrow to wrap up our Christmas shopping. And go out to lunch. Together. Alone. Yippeee!

This month has been CRAZY. I am so happy that it’s starting to slow down. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

Yesterday morning I drove out to Target to get a few things for a holiday project I’m working on. It’s been waaaay too long since I’ve been to Target, and I was quickly reminded how a $50 shopping list can quickly turn into $250. And I didn’t even find a print for my powder room which is the main reason I ventured out in the first place.

I also discovered the wonder that is the Starbucks Peppermint Latte.

Peppermint Latte

HOW have I not known about this!?? I’ve tried the pumpkin variety, and I wasn’t impressed. It was too sweet for me. But this Peppermint . . . Oh, my . . . yes, please! And I believe I’ll have another!

So how are you coming on YOUR Christmas shopping? My room is stacked with boxes. I don’t even know what’s in them. So that is my project for tomorrow. I need to weed through them, make lists, and then figure out how to make them all even out.

But our Christmas should be fairly relaxing this year. I’m hosting a small group from our church for dinner this Sunday night, and I’m looking forward to that. On Monday I have plans to get a mani-pedi with a friend, and I will probably finagle a way to stop into Starbucks for one of those Peppermint Lattes that I just discovered.

We have a Christmas Eve worship service to attend and a 12th birthday to celebrate, and we will spend Christmas morning here at home. Then we are going to my sister-in-law’s for Christmas dinner where they are planning an AMAZING menu. I cannot wait.

We will have our BIG family Christmas party on the weekend so everyone can be together, and then we are traveling to my parents’ home in Virginia for New Year’s. I can’t wait to see my little niece and nephew and have Christmas all over again with my side of the family.

I am a huge fan of dragging out the holidays for as long as possible. Why not, right!?? We spend an entire month shopping, planning, preparing and looking forward to the celebration. We might as well celebrate for AT LEAST a week. 

So circling back around to the original point of this post, I can’t wait to share photos of my new office. The red walls are GONE. And the nasty carpet is coming out tomorrow. My office is located in the front of the house, and for some reason, my kids have a habit of kicking off their dirty shoes on my white carpet when they come in the front door. A wood floor will be SO much easier to maintain, and it will look nice because it should match the floor in the foyer.

I ordered a big cork board to place behind my desk so I can tack papers and things I want to reference. And I’m hoping to hang some new wall art and things so it feels all fresh and new. Happy Christmas to ME! 

Of course, Christmas isn’t really supposed to be about treating ourselves. I’m always good for that, but I do like to find a way to pay it forward. I hope you saw the super cool Twin Hills Santa project I’m working on. I’m so excited about that. I don’t want that post to get lost in the shuffle.

What are your plans for the holidays???